HR and T&O Strategy Manager

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Job Role: HR and T&O Strategy Manager

Location: London, Manchester, Edinburgh

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Career Level: Manager (CL7)

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge. We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

About the team:

HR Transformation Consulting Services is a cross-industry capability, which is focused on developing and delivering market leading, innovative HR solutions to our clients. This practice is part of our UKI Talent and Organisation/Human Potential practice which leads on combining our HR Transformation and HR Technology consulting with programme leadership capabilities, change management, and leadership expertise, helping our clients to shape and deliver world-class colleague experience, HR services underpinned by digital enablement to unlock their human potential.

Accenture’s HR Transformation capability is a recognised market leader in HR Consulting. We have worked with our clients to create leading edge HR organizations, processes and practices that deliver measurable improvements in the performance of people and the organization. Our HR professionals provide knowledge and experience that help today's companies blueprint their HR strategy, operating model and support the planning, design, and deployment activities required to achieve broad HR transformational changes across the enterprise. Accenture provides strong methods, tools, and accelerators founded in best in class thought leadership to help our client’s structure, launch, and implement these large-scale transformation programs which drives productivity, effectiveness and improves workforce performance.

We are growing our newly formed practice with ambitions to scale at pace and are looking for enthusiastic professionals to expand our HR capabilities and share our passion for innovative HR.  As a group of practitioners, we work very closely with the world’s largest organisations which gives us a strong understanding of the challenges they face and how our strong ties in the wider Accenture community can support them.

In our team you will:

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways. If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of HR experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our team, you'll be working with cutting-edge HR technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

In this role you will:

  • Lead HR Strategy & Consulting projects for our Clients, and help shape their People strategy, lead the HR function optimisation and drive the HR led enterprise transformation

  • Lead the organisation’s journey towards strategic goals and support them to build people capability and capacity in the organisation through HR function capability and maturity assessments, defining of the strategic vision, HR operating model & organisation design, and implementation

  • Lead strategic decision making through collection and analysis and deliver data driven insights, recommendations, and innovation to solve our client’s challenges such as HR Benchmarks and POVs

  • Lead the Identification of need for change in the organisation that is linked to strategy and working with Senior Client leaders to agree on approach and implementation plan.

  • Lead Strategic initiatives portfolio assessments, business and value case development, prioritisation, and execution of benefit realisation across all HR Transformation including technology

  • Challenge our clients to think differently in how HR can support the workforce of the future and agile enterprise and leverage our Point of views, where applicable to drive the discussions

  • Facilitate workshops or meetings to gather requirements, present and validate solutions options and test interpretation of client needs in an interactive manner using design thinking methodologies as appropriate

  • Act as an innovative solution architect for HR Transformation programmes across planning, scoping, resourcing, and commercials for the solutions in the space of People strategy, operating model, business case development and implementation

  • Guide the team on delivery through excellent project management disciplines and agile methods, including development of detailed project plans, key quality deliverables and working and delivering to time constraints

  • Develop innovative HR thought leadership and assets to help re-define the role of HR for our clients.

  • Establish good working relationships and collaboration across Accenture, both multi-discipline Strategy & consulting capabilities and business lines such as Technology, Digital and Operations.

  • Become a strategic advisor and establish trusted relationships with key Client stakeholders

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • A strategic thinker with an ability to balance between long-term strategic outcomes and day to day delivery

  • Excellent understanding of latest HR trends, strategy, and operational value levers, how the role of HR is changing, and the digital enablers required to add value to an organisation.

  • Track record of delivering strategic projects including but not limited to complex operating model and organisation design & HR technology transformation, both globally across multiple geographies and variety of models (e.g. lean organisations, shared services/centres of excellence, talent led, and onshore/offshore).

  • A sound understanding of end-to-end People function capabilities from Talent Acquisition to Talent Management and Service Operations

  • Experience of working in an HR environment consisting of business partnering/relationship management with business leaders supported by an ecosystem of operations, technology and vendors

  • Deep expertise in one or more of the following: HR Transformation/Change and/or strategic programme management roles for operating model changes, restructures or ZBB/ZBO programmes

  • Strong consulting acumen by demonstrating excellent communication, facilitation and data analysis skills to influence others 

  • Demonstrating solid insights and good judgement when solving business problems with strategic outcomes

  • Ability to build trusted relationships, and manage stakeholders, both internally and externally to your organisation with clear ability to influence others

  • Demonstrating focus on continuous development through continuous learning and innovative problem solving

  • Ability to confidently articulate human resources issues to Clients as well as internal stakeholders

Set yourself apart:

As a Manager, we expect that you:

  • Are forward thinking with a strong business acumen and ability to navigate the wider business context within our client organisation.

  • Are passionate for working in an entrepreneurial environment and working with constantly evolving technologies and agile methodologies.

  • Prioritise continuous development and self-guided learning, for self and for your team.

  • Have the drive and determination to lead, coach and develop others and continuously share your knowledge with others and serve as a guide to your teams and clients

  • Are open to think and work independently, comfortable with operating in a global network & fast pace growth model and comfortable to set your own personal growth plan

  • Are enthusiastic to extend and navigate networks in and outside of Accenture.

  • Are comfortable travelling and working away from home once COVID-19 restrictions are improved (Monday to Friday as required)

  • Can take responsibility for own actions and make decisions with minimal direction

  • Are able to think creatively to solve problems

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: Multiple Locations